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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

In Melbourne Tonight host Graham Kennedy won the Gold Logie for Best Male Personality On Australian Television at the 11th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were hosted by Bert Newton and held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Friday 21 March 1969. The presentation was telecast by the Nine Network, shown live to …

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Obituary: Bill Collins

Bill Collins, whose Golden Years Of Hollywood made him a favourite for generations of viewers, has died peacefully in his sleep. He was 84. Although he had a love of movies since he was a young child, his career was not headed in that direction. He was a lecturer at Sydney Teacher’s College when he …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Dancing With The Stars), Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), Eve Morey (Neighbours), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Sam Mac (Sunrise), Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz) …

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Obituary: Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey, the composer who wrote the soundtrack to some of Australia’s most popular shows, has died at the age of 83. Born in the United Kingdom he came to Australia after World War II and produced records for EMI. He joined Sydney’s TCN9 in the early 1960s. He worked on variety shows like Bandstand, …

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Seven’s battle for high noon

In the 1980s one of the Nine Network‘s many strengths was its early afternoons. The Mike Walsh Show, which became Midday with Ray Martin, followed by US soaps Days Of Our Lives and The Young And The Restless constantly beat anything thrown at them by rival commercial networks Seven and Ten. When Christopher Skase took …

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Obituary: Mike Willesee

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee has died at the age of 76. He been diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016. Perth-born Willesee was the son of politician Don Willesee. His TV career started as a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in the 1960s (pictured), and …

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TV Week sets June date for Logies

TV Week has announced that the 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards will take place on Sunday 30 June. The awards will again be held at The Star Gold Coast and for the 24th consecutive year will be broadcast on the Nine Network. TV Week has this year announced the return of two popular vote …

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Classic TV Guides: Eyewitness News

Since its inception in 1964, Melbourne’s ATV0 had struggled to get a significant hold of audiences when it came to news. Different formats, timeslots, newsreaders and titles were all tried and often without much success. A revamp to a one-hour bulletin in 1978 was another in its string of casualties. But there were high hopes …

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TV Week Logie Awards revives ad category

In the 1960s and 1970s, the TV Week Logie Awards featured categories to recognise television commercials. Some of the past winners in this category have included Mobil Oil, Alka Seltzer, soft drink brands Coca Cola, Fanta and Export Cola,  deodorant Uncle Sam and cigarette companies like Craven A , Cambridge, Winfield and Kingford. (Cigarette advertising was …

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TV At 60: The first TV Week Awards

It was the issue of TV Week dated 1 January 1959 that announced the winners of the first TV Week Awards — what would become the Logie Awards. During 1958, TV Week had invited Melbourne readers of its magazine to vote for their TV favourites for the year. There was no glamorous ceremony for handing …

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